Zidane returned to the club as manager in March, having previously won three Champions Leagues and one La Liga title as manager at the Bernabeu.
As part of his agreement to return, the Frenchman will be handed a vast war chest this summer and he is going to try and spend some of those funds on Salah.
Canal + journalist Philippe Carayon reported that we are at the point of a very first approach from Real Madrid to Liverpool over a potential deal, with a bid yet to have been made.
There is no question that Liverpool will not want to sell their star player, who has scored 70 goals in 103 appearances across all competitions since arriving from Roma.
The Egyptian has won the Premier League Golden Bootin both seasons playing for the Reds and has helped them into back-to-back Champions League finals.
The 26-year-old signed a new contract last year which runs until 2023, so Liverpool are under absolutely no pressure to sell the forward.
Real Madrid would have to put in an eye-wateringly huge bid for Liverpool to even consider letting Salah move to Spain, and it could be even more expensive than the player’s market value.
Whatever fee Barcelona could agree with Liverpool, it is believed that they would have to add £100m to it, thanks to a deal that was stuck when Philippe Coutinho moved from Anfield to the Nou Camp.
The Daily Mail reported that the Reds managed to agree a £100m premium on any player leaving for Barca up until 2020.
If this is the case, then a deal for Salah would be much closer to £300m than £100m, and probably out of the question.
However, Zidane is keen to make a play for the deadly African, as he eyes up a dream front three of Salah, Eden Hazard and latest signing Luka Jovic.